Looking Back -- 12-2-10
10 YEARS AGO
(Taken from the Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000 issue of the Hancock Record.)
Santa Claus paid a visit to Hancock on Monday night during the annual Christmas Lighting Ceremony. Santa and Mrs. Claus made their entrance after a message by Pastor Greg Bitter and singing of Christmas carols by the audience.
The basics of Native American dancing were taught to Hancock second and fifth graders. Helen Flodstrom brought some of her artifacts and knowledge on Native Americans to share with the classes.
15 YEARS AGO
(Taken from the Thursday, Dec. 7, 1995 issue of the Hancock Record.)
The city of Hancock is currently involved with several projects that can potentially be a future source of pride for residents of this community. These ongoing projects received further attention from the City Council at their meeting on Monday night. Action taken at the meeting was an effort to help these projects progress more smoothly.
Affiliated Community Medical Center of Benson recently announced that they have hired Stephen L. Hanson as a family practice doctor for the clinic. Hanson brings over 30 years of medical practice experience to the Benson clinic.
40 YEARS AGO
(Taken from the Thursday, Dec. 3, 1970 issue of the Hancock Record.)
It will be feasting time again on Dec. 10 when the Hancock VFW serves its annual pork bar-b-que. Proceeds from this project go into the VFW and Auxiliary Christmas fund to provide gifts and treats for the youngsters in the community.
With the advent of the holiday season, the Hancock CCs will sponsor the first of three drawings on Saturday afternoon. The five prizes will consist of turkeys with the drawing to be held at three o'clock on the Sixth Street side of Hancock Hardware.
75 YEARS AGO
(Taken from the Friday, Dec. 13, 1935 issue of the Hancock Record.)
Old Doctor Storck has been rather busy the past week and as a result of his visits there is a new nine pound boy at the Ray Solvie home, born Dec. 5th; a son born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Muehlbauer on the 7th, a daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Sloneker on the 7th, and son born to Mrs. Archie Mullins on the 9th.
The Fred Toop home was the scene of two weddings last week, one on Wednesday and the second on Friday, when two daughters of the family were married.
100 YEARS AGO
(Taken from the Friday, Dec. 2, 1910 issue of the Hancock Record.)
Ezra Willett has resigned his position as buyer for the cream company he was with at the office next to Fowler barber shop and has opened an office for the the DeSota company in the Klein Bros. meat market building. He expects to handle not only cream but poultry and eggs as well.
Otto S. Olson, the land agent, has temporarily closed his business here and for the next month or two will attend the state university at Vermillion, S.D., where he will take a special course in bank accounting and mathematics. He will be back about the first of March next to engage actively in the land business.